'ARK' Update 2.40 Adds Stego & Mammoth TLC 3 on PS4 & Xbox - Patch Notes

ARK: Survival Evolved update 2.40 has arrived on PS4 and Xbox One, signaling the arrival of the highly anticipated TLC 3 update on all platforms. The Woolly Mammoth gets some buffs, the Stegosaurus has new harvest modes and a few key UI elements have changed. Get a full recap of all the adjustments in the latest patch notes from Studio Wildcard.

ARK: Survival Evolved update 2.40 patch notes

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'ARK' update 2.40 features Stegosaurus TLC. Read the full patch notes below. 'ARK: Survival Evolved' is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, Mac and Linux. Studio Wildcard
  • Mammoth TLC
  • Stego TLC
  • Taming HUD
  • Turret Radius Settings
  • Insects are now breedable
  • Wyverns are now breedable (except Zombie Wyvern)
  • Reduced Giganotosaurus maturation time by approximately 15 percent (Total growth is around 10~ days)
  • Increased Diplocaulus base health by 33 percent (from 190 to 250.3)
  • Increased Diplocaulus movement speed when ridden by 25 percent
  • Added a (slow draining) bleed to Thylacoleo basic attack
  • Reduced depth requirement for Megachelon breeding so that it can be bred on other maps
  • Reduced Megalodon gestation/aging times to match Megaloceros
  • Added a Pack Bonus to Megalodon: Damage Reduction and Damage Increase per pack member within range
  • Added a bleed to Megalodon basic attack
  • Increased Jerboa base weight capacity from 55 to 120 (Matches Bulbdog)
  • Increase Ankylosaurus metal weight reduction by 10 percent (from total reduction of 75 percent to 85 percent)
  • You can now turn when rolling with a Doedicurus (similarly to the Genesis Race Mission)
  • Basilisk now has eyes
  • Element reward from The Island bosses has been increased by 100 percent
  • Element reward from The Center bosses has been increased by 100 percent
  • Element reward from Scorched Earth has been increased by 50 percent
  • Fixed a bug which broke biome specific overrides
  • New Dynamic Ini options: HexagonRewardMultiplier (multiplies hex rewards for missions), BabyImprintAmountMultiplier, and BabyCuddleIntervalMultiplier
  • Ended Fear Evolved and removed Halloween content

PC Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where HLN-A would jitter a lot at low client fps
  • Fixed a bug which allowed you to blow up two pieces of C4 without consuming them
  • Fixed the Onyx having the wrong icon
  • Fixed a lot of typos
  • Fixed a shoulder pet offset issue with the Ferox on the Gigantopithecus
  • Fixed a bug on localized/translated Cryopods which prevented it from displaying the correct information
  • Fixed multiple level-design related bugs such as holes, floating foliage, incorrect volumes, etc.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented you from placing Cliff Platform structures in the Genesis Part 1 Ocean Biome
  • Fixed a bug which broke biome specific overrides
  • Fixed a bug which allowed players to fly across the map with certain creatures and grappling hooks
  • Completely disabled the option to set teleporters as Public on Official PvP (including using them).
  • Hotkey for GCM demolished has changed to "G" when using keyboard and mouse

As far as the major features of this new ARK update are concerned, the two main points of focus are the Stegosaurus and Woolly Mammoth. For those who haven't been keeping track of the TLC reveals over the past few months, the Mammoth gets an AoE buff from passengers who play the War Drum on its updated Saddle. Its roar debuffs enemies when in range, and it also has new methods for harvesting wood and thatch as well. Elsewhere in the patch, the Stegosaurus has three different plate modes that each offer various buffs and harvesting advantages. Secondary features like the improved taming HUD and insect breeding weren't discussed as heavily, but they're greatly appreciated nonetheless.

Speaking of breeding, quite possibly the most critical quality-of-life change in this update amounts to multiple settings tweaks that shorten the length of breeding time. While it stops short of giving fans the blanket breed increase they're looking for, Wildcard has taken some steps to improve the highly criticized shortcoming. In that time, developers also made Wyverns breedable too, which means many more chances to farm some of ARK's coolest critters. Add in less noticeable changes like the big Diplo buff and increase in Element yields, and it's hard to find anything to dislike about these patch notes. Provided the new features are bug-free and there aren't any hidden nerfs, ARK update 2.40 sounds like a nice feature-first overhaul while fans wait for Genesis Part 2.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available now on PC, Xbox One, Switch, Mac and Linux.

What are your thoughts on ARK update 2.40 so far? Are you happy with TLC 3? Tell us in the comments section!

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